Allison ButlerAllison Butler is vice president at Butler Benefits & Consulting, a next-generation health care consulting firm focused on bringing higher quality benefits to employers at lower costs.

Paul Wilson: How did you get your start in the benefits industry?

I come from a family of entrepreneurs, so I’ve spent a lot of time around people who are comfortable with risk. My mom strongly encouraged me to join the insurance industry, because my parents’ business is in retail, so if the doors aren’t open, they’re not making money. But she had friends in the insurance business and saw the lifestyles that afforded them.

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Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.

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